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Mar 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
stephanopoul stephanopoulos, praising kim jong-un. >> a great guy, just a great guy. >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camps? >> it's not the same way we do things here? >> was that a saturday night live skit? >> no, this is the saturday night live skit? >> north korean high five. >> though pitting reality against the skit -- >> i love this guy! >> i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. >> reality won. it was a mesmerizing interview in which dennis rodman called george stephanopoulos dude. >>> dude. >> and engaged in a lot of guesswork. >> guess what, guess what, guess what, what i did -- what i did was history. was history against what? >> imagine the north korean interpreter trying to make sense of this interview. now, there is at least one guy who came to rodman's defense. >> maybe dennis is a lot better than what we have. >> donis trump was dissing the obama administration's diplomatic skills. rodman just returned to trump's all-star excellent apresentence where he was picked last when two teams were formed. >> i was the last one picked. it didn't bother me. >> kim jo
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
are the channels we choose to employ. >> is the basketball star making more headway with kim jong-un than the united states? ben, is there a lesson to be learned here? dennis rodman shows up looking a little bit look a kook. he has his sunglasses on inside the studio. and he's got his dollar bill jacket on. but -- but, what did he accomplish? >> he was there, met the guy, maybe got useful information. it's painful for me to agree with donald trump in a situation like this. i never agree with him. but no one has gotten in there. no one has met with him. he's a 28-year-old. he is taking over for the first time this her mitt kingdom. is there a chance he could reach out to a crazy person like dennis rodman and make a connection with the west that he hasn't made before? i think there's a chance of it. mostly it's a clownish buffoon incident. but if you give the kid a benefit of the doubt, dennis rodman brings back even a tiny piece of information, we shouldn't just dismiss it out of hand. >> rodman said he could be the west's leading expert on north korea's leader. i don't know if bill richar
FOX News
Mar 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> gregg: kim jong-un, the new leader, continues to utter threats and belligerent behavior and going so far as to suggest a preemptive strike against the united states. they're no match for the united states and in fact, they're no match for most nuclear power, so what's he up to? >> in part, it's a form of blackmail, but let's he not understatement the kind of hitler in the bunker mentality in north korea. that's why the threats have to be taken seriously, because that regime is simply not rational in our terms. and let's not forget, also, they have, we believe, chemical and biological weapons as well which are a direct threat to the people of south korea, the other half of the peninsula. i think it's clear, kim jong-un is no reformer, he follows in line with his father and grandfather and the world's only hereditary communist dictatorship, still run by the military, still a threat in northeast asia and because they're an impoverished nation and don't sell anything to anybody, a global threat, too. >> gregg: what should we do? >> well i think the only long-term answer here is the peaceful
CNN
Mar 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
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FOX News
Mar 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
theft unit. >>> new pictures of north korea's leader, kim jong-un, kim the younger, seems to be looking at something. that's what they do all the details on just what the rogue leader is examining, at the same time his government issues new threats against the united states. >>> plus, jodi arias claimed her ex-boyfriend abused her. the trial is coming to an en. now the defense has called a domestic violence expert for her input. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ >> shepard: this is studio b. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. north korea's rockets put on high alert and ready to strike. a word from the country's state-run media in an increasingly nasty war of words. the expert
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 1:00pm PDT
with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differences between this paul ryan budget and those in years past. the biggest, the election day smackdown ryan a
CNN
Mar 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
, that the father, the grandfather of kim jong-un has exceeded now the direct threats against the united states, the threats of nuclear war on the peninsula, the threats of attacking hawaii, of attacking guam, of attacking the mainland united states with nuclear weapons. let's make clear. he doesn't have the capability to do that. but he is taking it to a different level. and there's a lot of people that are looking on and they're trying to calm the situation down. we heard today from south korea's defense ministry spokes man. listen -- >> translator: north korea's continuing threats against south korea such as saying it is entering a state of war, are never acceptable since it is harming peace and stability on the korean peninsula. the recent military exercises such as key resolve and bold eagle and the u.s. strategic bombers' deployment on the peninsula were defensive in nature against north korea's possible provocation. >> reporter: now, the real threat according to some veteran north korea watchers like dr. ham park of the university of georgia, is that the young north korean leader is back
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 1:00am EST
that we adopt policies to combat the illicit activity of this criminal regime. , is respect to kim jong-un ow he solidifying his hold on power vis-À-vis when he first came in? changed the number ofhas ministers. he has moved people around a bit. the people around him and with the most recent visit of this an dennis rodman, a number of those prayers are those who have interested but the u.s.. is that messaging? it probably is to the u.s. the people around him are more of hardliners. one would have thought 12 months ago he was trying to put on the sidelines. >> it is a common misperception the notion that there is some type of policy difference or conflict between the leadership and the north korean ella terry. -- north korean military. there are competing interests, but the north korean system's total monopoly of the clan over the rest of the nation including the military has been nearly perfected. the north korean founder learned this from chairman mao of china. make sure that the party controls the military and maintains power to appoint and promote general's, making key personnel decisi
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 9:00am PST
what our supreme commander kim jong-un wants. no matter what anyone says victory is ours. >> reporter: this is propaganda but very patriotic statements coming out of pyongyang. i think the international community's obviously concerned, will this mean all-out war. >>> i think it's prepare tearma say that. having been in south korea recently, this will raise tensions even more so. >> anna, china, which is a key north korean ally, is supporting these sanctions against north korea. that's not necessarily what you expect, right? >> reporter: no, exactly. china has been a big supporter. if the only supporter really of north korea, the biggest treading partner, providing fuel and food and for china to come out and bank the sanctions from the missile test in december and on to the nuclear test last month to come out and say, yes, north korea needs to be punished, this is a big move because, in the past, china has certainly had some influence over what north korea does. you'd have to assume, considering that north korea continues to go against the international community, that china's influenc
FOX
Mar 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
defense on the west coast. >> chris: do you think that kim jong-un and the north koreans are a real threat to the u.s.? >> i don't think that threat is imminent and, i don't think they have the mechanisms necessary to really harm us but it is really good we are taking the precautionary measures to make sure they cannot do damage. it puts us in a different place as it relates to negotiating with them and, at the end of the day, chris, i know there's a lot of talk, 6-party talks and all kind of things that are occurring and all of us understand the key to this will be china. they are the ones that can actually affect the behavior in north korea because of the trade issues and certainly the support issues coming from china. into north korea. hopefully, china sees the threat to -- for nuclear proliferation in that part of the world, in the event they are not able to stop what now, is doing. >> chris: senator corker, senator durbin, thank you both. we'll have to leave it there. thank you for talking with us and, no doubt, there is tough bargaining ahead on the budget. thank you, gentlemen. >> t
FOX News
Mar 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT
is it different now under it's new ruler kim jong un? >> i think we're starting with kim jong un that a younger man exposed to outside world would rule differently. he is very much in line with his elders and determines to make problems and not solutions. threat from north korea is multifast fast set. there is the threat with south korea that is weomg at times but proliferation is a grave threat. it's tied directly in the same proliferation networks as iran. you can imagine the longer range missiles moving through north africa, well within the range of the east coast. >> kelly: i know you mentioned a bipartisan miscalculation. did the obama administration when it first got started miscalculate the north koreans and same can be said toward iran and apparent nuclear build-up? >> i think you can make the case. they misjudged how they can influence the behavior of china and russia in a positive way. they miscalculated how quickly rogue leaders are able to acquire these weapons under a sanctioned regime. >> kelly: so based on that what is the united states need toin r development and threats as we s
CNN
Mar 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
the evil dictator kim jong un. look, a new movie. >> an unconventional cop with a flare for destruction takes out an international arms dealer and only one man can help him succeed, rodman un, unstoppable. the supreme leader is now your supreme action leader. coming soon. >> get it out of here. soon. >>> another carnival cruise ship broke down, and it's called the carnival dream, that's the name of this one. the last one was the triumph. and how about better names for the ships, like misery, or oh, what is that smell? >> we are going to hear about that forever. it's his visual look in the first place. >> yeah, and the shades. he's got the look. >>> thank you for starting your morning with us. >> we have much more here on "cnn saturday morning," and we start right now. good saturday morning to you. so glad you are up with us bright and early. i am susan hendrix in for randi kaye. >> and i am joe johns. >>> we have seen reports this morning that the north test fired a pair of short-range missiles into the east sea. it's a direct threat to south korea. >> but here in the u.s. the pentagon
NBC
Mar 21, 2013 4:00am PDT
a day after kim jong-un ran a mock strike. pyongyang has stepped up its rhetoric in recent days. over what it calls hostile, ongoing military drill s betwee south korea and the u.s. although north korea is believed to lack the technology to carry out such an attack washington says it's deploying more anti-missile batteries in alaska to counter a possible threat. >>> a massive man hunt continues this morning as colorado police search for the cold-blooded killer of the head of the state department's state corrections. tom clements was shot at his front door tuesday night in monument, just north of colorado springs. investigators say due to his position as executive director of the corrections department there could be any number of people who may have had a motive to target him. state police have few leads but they are looking for a vehicle that according to a neighbor was left running outside just minutes before the murder. >> that's being described as something lar to, perhaps a late '80s early '90s lincoln, perhaps a cadillac, something of that nature. it's a boxy-style vehicle, if w
NBC
Mar 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
for a counterattack. now, officials here don't believe that north korean president kim jong-un wants a full scale war. some fear his unpredictability makes him extremely dangerous, brian. >> jim miklaszewski watching it all from the pentagon tonight. jim, thanks. >>> president obama today named long-time secret service agent julia pierson as the agency's new director. it will mark the first time a woman has ever held the top job. pierson moves up from the chief of staff role at the agency. known most widely for protecting presidents and their families. she takes over now from long time boss, secret service veteran mark sullivan. who dealt with the wake of the prostitution scandal that wounded the agency's reputation. >>> north dakota's governor today signed into law the tough est restrictions on abortion in this country. banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected which is usually around six weeks into pregnancy. most experts say the new law violates the nationwide standard under roe versus wade. the supreme court decision. and even supporters of the new measure expected to be overturned.
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 12:00pm PDT
with kim jong un. you know, we know very little about this goo guy, and that's t is the uncertainty that is problematic. >> shepard: we know he likes basketball. sorry about new mexico, by the way, governor. good to see you. >> yeah. no, i know. i know. i thought we would make the final four, but i guess not. >> shepard: we're all gulf coast eagles now. golfgovernor, ambassador bill richardson running thank you. >>> a 13-month-old toddler was murdered as he sat in the stroller. police say they have the suspect and their investigation has snagged more people now including a city official acting as mayor. michael, tell us why you used to book this fabulous hotel? well you can see if the hotel is pet friendly before you book it, and i got a great deal without bidding. and where's your furry friend? oh, i don't have a cat. now you can save up to 50% during priceline's spring hotel sale use promo code spring for additional savings on all express deals, including pet friendly hotels. express deals. priceline savings without the bidding. ♪ [ male announcer ] help brazil reduce its overal
CNN
Mar 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
if the threats are indications of real insecurity in the regime or kim jong un's way of asserting authority. >> we don't really know the internal situation in terms of what he might have to do or who he might have to owe in terms of the ability to sustain power. >> reporter: in fact, u.s. officials tell us that it is extre extremely difficult to get human intelligence on the inner workings of the regime. they're not as worried about the big grand scale attack, but they are worried about smaller provocations like shelling some of those islands there near south korea that could lead to a tit for tat response and really see things escalate on the peninsula. ka kate? >> this is just the latest in a string of threats as you well know and you've talked about. thanks so much from the pentagon for us this evening. >>> let's dig deeper on this now with the veteran diplomatic troubleshooter, former new mexico governor and u.n. ambassador bill richardson. i don't need to remind our viewers, governor, but you have been to north korea a number of times and most recently just in january. thanks so much f
CNN
Mar 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
korea. take a look at this photo with me. here he is, the leader of north korean leader kim jong-un meeting with military leaders today. here he is, sorting through documents. but you'll see in a moment, there is a map behind him. see that over his left shoulder. lines drawn to places like hawaii, places like california, and what's more is this. yet another piece of propaganda video, shows animation of north korean missiles destroying u.s. bomber planes. this comes just a day after the united states sent b-2 stealth bombers over south korea for military drills, a move that north korea says is a threat of quote/unquote nuclear war. bev within reporting, getting and hearing this growing rhetoric from north korea in recent weeks, the nation calling the u.s. warmongers and imperialists. u.s. officials, they say they are concerned. >> i think they're very provocative actions. and belligerent tone has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> so chris lawrence for us at the pentagon. chris, i want a reality check. how serious now is the u.s. taking this threat th
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
on the united states. the dictator there kim jong un, kim the younger releasing new photographs of his military strategy meetings. these pictures show him in some kind of war room, generals at his side and what looks like anpple i mac on his desk. on the wall a map that appears to show a diagram of missile roots targeting hawaii, los angeles, washington, d.c., and austin, texas. soldiers and students showed up in a rally in the capital to support kim jong un's threat. [chanting] that i'm told translates to death to america. echo reports north korean state television which quoted the dictator as saying his missiles are ready to settle accounts with the united states. he also reportedly signed orders placing his military forces on stand by. all of this comes one day after american stealth bombers flew over south korea, dropping dummy bombs as part of a training exercise. and as a reminder of the overwhelming peter of the u.s. military. obviously little kim, kim the younger has to know that launching rockets at the united states would be suicide. but the concern is that he might have no choice. ju
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
out of north korea show kim jong-un is focusing his missiles on the united states and south korea. video animation from a north korean website shows the missile fired by north korea destroying a u.s. nuclear capable bomber as well as a simulation of the u.s. capitol building burning to the ground. but is this latest call to arms mere propaganda or a clear threat? nbc chief pentagon correspondent jim miklashevski joins us. jim, i'm sorry for that. >> that's okay, jonathan. >> this all in response to a recent nuclear test and ongoing u.s. south korean military exercises in the region. what is the latest out of the pentagon this afternoon? >> well, in terms of the latest out of the pentagon this afternoon, despite all this heated rhetoric and this increased saber rattling out of north korea, u.s. military and intelligence officials say they still see no signs of any extraordinary or unordinary activities on the part of the north korean military. there were reports out of north korea overnight that they had actually manned many of their advanced missile batteries, but u.s. intelligenc
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
, this is the first time that you've heard this extended provocation and rhetoric from the young kim jong-un. we've kind of heard this rhetoric before, but this is the longest period that we've seen this escalating tension with no end in sight. he we do into that china and russian are concerned and asking the u.s. and others to lower the rhetoric, lower the tension on the korean peninsula. we've received photos of kim jong-un making war plans, we're told, with his national security team shortly after midnight local time. kim jng you know signed orders that places north korean rocket forces on stand by. and the pentagon says they haven't seen any movement on that front yet. the animated state defgs announcer who said this quote, he finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the korean people's army, ordering them to be on stand by to fire so that they make strike anytime the u.s. mainland, its military bases in the operating operational theater, the pacific, guam-- >> and the north koreans seem to be headed in a different direction here. and so, we will unequivocall
CNN
Mar 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
korea's leader kim jong-un. will that be a good thing? i'll speak live this hour with david stern. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." it's a deal few thought would ever become a reality but in just a few hour it is will. back in 2011, congress and the white house hung a sword over their heads to force them to get the nation's fiscal house in order. they set up budget cuts so severe they would force action to prevent those cuts but both sides underestimated washington's dysfunction and tonight, $85 billion will be slashed from the budgets across the board. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin begins our coverage this hour. it's an ugly site. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: wolf, president obama is here and at work but he has not yet signed the order that will trigger these spending cuts. when he does, it will be low key and behind closed doors. he says it will create a ripple effect that will be felt across the economy. congressional leaders summoned to the white house for a last-minute meeting, left less than an hour later with no deal. soon afte
FOX News
Mar 31, 2013 11:00am PDT
lane of the washington post. kim jong un was quoted friday as ordering missile units to be ready to strike the u.s. and south core remarks. >> the photo was released. kim meeting with top north korean generals with a chart showing the trajectory of the missiles hitting major american cities. bill, what is kim's game? >> who onos but it is not good. they murdered, starved mels of their own people that regime and how to proliferated nuke weapons. the israeli strike on the syrian nuclear plant in 2007 that was given to them by north korea. even if you discount north korea, they are containable, they with proliferate weapons of mass destruction and guess what, iran and north korea have h historic relationships and north korea is short of cash and could sell the weapons to terrorist groups. the threat of north korea is very real. >> chris: whey do you think he is ratcheting up attention? >> helps secure his situation at home. maybe that is true. but the degree to which, you know, he might think he is playing cute games like his father and grandfather did i guess and he can pull back a
CNN
Mar 21, 2013 1:00pm PDT
't forget the military regions. the military personnel in japan and 28,000 in south korea, kim jong un certainly hasn't forgotten. the money lead. once upon a time tweeting was something the birds did. twitter cofounder jack dorsey changed that seven years ago and joins us on twitter's birthday. >>> in the world lead we begin with breaking news. cnn's barbara starr has just learned u.s. intelligence officials are backing off reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria. the investigation, however, is still ongoing. both the syrian government and rebel groups have pointed fingers in recent days claiming the other side was behind the chemical weapons strike. yesterday president obama said the use of chemical weapons in syria would be a game changer and the international community would have no other choice but to act. i want to bring in our panel to talk about it. robert waxler president of the center for middle east peace, michelle dunn director of middle east programs at the atlantic council and ussain ibish senior fellow on the palestine chemical weapons. i want you to listen to what
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
again and reportedly readying its military. the leader there kim jong un says his rockets are ready to quote settle accounts with the united states. this comes one day after a powerful military message from us to them the pentagon sending two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a fly over right around the korean peninsula to make sure they saw it. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this continuing to develop story. so, jennifer, what is north korea specifically planning to do? what are they saying? >> reporter: well it's difficult to say, jenna, but right now kim jong un is backing himself into a corner and the pentagon is very worried that he may put himself in a position that if he doesn't do something he will lose face. shortly after midnight local time last night north korean state television reported that kim jong un signed orders to put the nation's rockets on combat ready status. the direct threat to the u.s. in the wake of those b-2 bomber flights over the peninsula were cleared the animated north korean news reader said of kim, quote he finally signed the
ABC
Mar 15, 2013 5:30pm PDT
advances that north korea and its young leader, kim jong-un, have made in recent months. the nuclear tests, the long-range missile launches and this apparently new road mobile intercontinental ballistic missile that has convinced the pentagon that protective measures must be dramatically increased. >> the reason we're advancing our program here for homeland security is to not take any chances, is to stay ahead of the threat. >> reporter: there will be 14 new missile interceptors added to the 30 already deployed. the interceptors are designed to detect a launch with satellites and radars. if an enemy launch is detected, dozens of interceptors can be fired from california and alaska. >> this young lad ought to be deterred by that. and if he's not, we'll be ready. >> reporter: and the pentagon made clear today that north korea's mobile icbm has the range to reach the u.s. while those interceptors can potentially track and destroy enemy missiles long before they ever hit their target, the system is far from foolproof. >> we've never had a test against the kinds of missiles that north korea wou
ABC
Mar 16, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >>> overseas this evening to the intensifying threat from north korea. the new leader kim jong un and his unexpectedly quick advance have the u.s. on heightened alert. last night we reported on two more short-range missiles. the pentagon is adding to intercepters already in place along the west coast. they are deploying 14 new intercepters in alaska. they are designed to detect a north korean launch with satellites and radars. they would be fired off. i want to bring in martha raddatz tonight. you reported that this system as a whole has had mixed results. >> it has, david. the pentagon says they have confidence in the system, but these ground-based intercepters have a spotty record. in december 2010 after a failed test, the testing was suspended. but in january of this year, there was a successful intercept. >> you and i were talking about the bigger picture, when you hear the u.s. is bolstering its defense along the coast, it sounds like something out of the cold war, how serious is this? >> the u.s. doesn't think north korea is going to launch a missile and is years away from being abl
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2013 9:00am PST
. this comes at the end of the week in which kim jong-un ended the 60-year peace deal with south korea and threatened the united states with a preemptive nuclear attack. joining me now is william cohen and, sir, i'm so glad you're here because this is kind of frightening jargon that's coming out of kim jong-un. i mean, is there any way to gauge how serious these threats are? to make sure this isn't all just bluster? >> well, there is a lot of bluster, but i think that he would understand that any threat to the united states that he seeks to carry out would be met with a response that certainly would alter the geography in that region of the world. and i think what we have to do, three things, number one, we have to lower the rhetoric, which we have done. we have to increase the training and readiness, which we're also doing of our troops in the region along with the south korean forces. and what we also have to do is intensify the sanctions against the north korean regime, which we're doing. and the final thing is president obama said we will reach out to you with an open hand, but we
MSNBC
Mar 27, 2013 10:00am PDT
of those hot lines they have to south korea? >> that's right. over the years, north korea under kim jong-un and before him, his father kim jong-il have made threats like this before, but there's growing concern among some, because of the unpredictability of this new leader, the son of kim jong-il, they consider him to be extremely dangerous, and they're taking a very close look at this. they're so concerned that just last week the u.s. and the south korean government signed a new military agreement that in the event of any kind of attack by north korea, that the two allies, the u.s. and south korea could work together in a possible counter attack. so people are taking this very seriously. they see no imminent threat. they see no indications from the south koreans that they are actually preparing to stage any attacks, but nevertheless everybody is taking this threat seriously and they're on a high aall right of watch, at least. jim mickle shells can i from the pentagon, we appreciate it. thank you so much. >> okay, luke. >>> there was a jobs for our heroes job fair today, an effort to help v
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of demyians, kim jong un was reacting to the bomber that flew over. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: shortly after midnight. kim jong in signed documents to put rockets on standby. it's taking the owner leader at his word. he at the no paper tiger. north korea stated television made the announcement. it said the enemies are bringing the dark clouds after nuclear war, testing self-restraint and added the dpr can no longer tolerated this. he ordered to blow up everything in ashes if an order is issues. >> reporter: in show of solidarity while the russian and chinese foreign ministry urged them restraint. >> we hope that relevant parties will push together for a turnaround of a tense situation. >> reporter: some critics at home said the pentagon decision to send the b-2 stealth bombers could rean peninsula was provocative. >> pentagon was stuck in a rock and hard place. on the one hand north korea had had threatened a nuclear attack against the united states. the united states ally, south korea was extremely worried about this so the u.s. wanted to send out
CNN
Mar 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
this kim jong-un is not being well received. and i think they are trying to kind of boost his status to some sort of wartime leader. owe obviously, it bears very close watching. >> this just the latest sign of the rising tensions between the two koreas. the north has put its military units on combat-ready status following joint military exercises between south korea and the united states and the recent united nations sanctions against the north. man through chance is at the border between north and south korea. good morning, matthew. >> reporter: carol, good morning. that's right. a lot of tension is growing here. those latest statements coming from north korea. saying they've cut off that key hot line between the two militaries north and south. it's significant because there aren't that many opportunities for the two militaries which face off across that border. to communicate with each other. and so, this is obviously, you know, going to impact potentially on communication between the two sides, particularly over the -- what's calls the industrial complex. that's where the hot line
FOX News
Mar 26, 2013 8:00am PDT
are concerned that kim jong un the young leader of north korea is trying to consolidate power by making these threats and trying to look strong in the eyes of his own people. they are worried that after april 30th that they could see some sort of provocation from the north koreans. we also know from the pentagon that they have been telegraphing to the north koreans that they've been using b52 flights. three b52 flights in recent weeks, they can carry nuclear warheads. the pentagon would not say whether these b52s were armed. it's unlikely that they were armed but it's clearly sending a signal to the north korean leader and we just found out that the third b52 flight took place on monday march 25th. so it is likely that that was seen as provocative by the north koreans. jenna: a story we'll continue to watch. jennifer griffin thank you very much from the pentagon. we'll have more on the north korea threat. we'll take to major general bob scales who hrefrd along the dmz between the north and south. right now the united states has nearly 30,000 troops stationed there. all the more importan
FOX News
Mar 26, 2013 10:00am PDT
this is a well-worn pattern of bellicose threats of north korea's young leader, kim jong-un who warned his artillery and rocket forces have entered a combat posture. the u.s. military is concerned about anything that might destabilize the area. and that he's taking rhetoric where it shouldn't go. and the new provocation plan, but would create a better combined structure between the u.s. and south koreans. and the u.s. is concerned because of advances in north korean long range rocket technology as evidenced by this satellite launch in december. its he row sent nuclear tests and now today's threat to place 20,000 long range artillery units on high alert. the u.s. and south korea are caring out their annual military exercises until april 30th and the pentagon is concerned that after those exercises end, that kim jong-un will be forced to do something provocative to show that these are not empty threats. during the current exercises the u.s. military has flown b-52 flights over north korea. the recent on march 25th, yesterday, according to the pentagon and remember they're capable of carrying
FOX News
Mar 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
of kim jong un the young lad oblgtd to be deterred. this is also about iran? >> that is right. officials say they will explore through new sites for ground based intercepters. the u.s. is planning to deploy a new radar in japan for early warning and tracking all to counter a quickly growing threat. >> today i'm nfg a series of steps the united states will take to stay ahead of challenge posed by iran and north korea on longer range missile capabilities. >> the plan is to have everything in place by 2017. >> we're also starting to get reaction from capitol hill and some critics. >> reporter: that is right. we told you so by critic. as for congress, a senator calls it a step in the right direction. a senator from alaska is pleased that putting his home state on the map. he says the obama administration should have known sooner. >> they misdiagnosed what was happening in the region in terms of what heavily sanctioned country determined to acquire these capabilities could do. one silver lining at this point is perhaps missile defense has bipartisan support. >> reporter: earlier reaction show
FOX News
Mar 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
theater kim jong-un. and the pentagon says we believe this young had ought to be deterred and if not we will be ready. how seriously do we really take a threat of a nuclear strike from north korea and what is this about? >> they were planned by the bush administration and the first thing the obama administration did was cancel them and now they are deploy them. so, better late than never but it is late. north korea has tested delivery systems and had nuclear tests and there were iranian observers at the most recent test and they are close to pakistan. is there a serious problem that north korea is a nuclear weapons state? and talking to other states are they on the verge of that? i am for missile defense but it does not substitute if a robust foreign policy to get back to the rand paul question which deals with the states before they become nuclear states. this raises the question of what happens with iran. the president's national security advisor said this week, can you believe this, the united states will not accept north korea as a nuclear state. it is not nice. they are a nuclear s
FOX News
Mar 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, the rising rhetoric and actions of kim jong-un. >> shepard: a price? >> i asked them about that. they didn't know a number off hand but that's two flights had to come from -- they flew a continuous round tripp mission from air force base in missouri. 6500 miles round trip. we have in figures how much it costs to run the b-2, and the operating costs for one hour per plain is $88,000. the mission lasted at least 30 hours. two planes so that's at least $5.28 million. i asked whether they thought that was an appropriate use of money, given the current budget crisis that the pentagon is facing. we heard from general demps see and secretary hagel how they had essentially spent 80% of the operating budget, and they are facing over $40 billion in cuts because of the sequestration, so they're trying to figure things out. but general dempsey was clear that with a situation like north korea, they budgeted for b-2 flights, and they feel at this time it's very important to still use them in a deterrent capacity. >> shepard: five million bucks. a lot of frequent flier miles out of the teal. >> christian
FOX News
Mar 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of a annual military ago exercise a day after kim jong un caught on a security line and threatened to hit the u.s. in a nuclear strike. >> i think they are very provocative actions. they are belligerent tone. it has ratcheted up the danger. we have to understand that reality. >> reporter: the bombers flew 13,000 miles from missouri two tokorea. how much did this cost the taxpayer? each plane costs $88,000 per thundershower fly. the mission took 30 hours and 2 planes were used $5.28 million. >> in light of what has happened in north korea and the provocation and the necessity of assuring our allies that we are there with them, we would have found a way to do this. we are ready too challenge but not put our security at risk. >> reporter: and in case north korea didn't get the message on these stealth bombers. north korea put out a press release, an unprecedented move. >> chris: i understand hagel had good news about the pentagon furloughs? >> that is right. he announced in the wake of the continuing resolutions past by congress, pentagon kom troller put together the way of furlough days. ha
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2013 11:00am PST
leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can
FOX News
Mar 5, 2013 3:00am PST
relationships. >>> one day after hatching the plan for peace with kim jong un, dennis rodman was booted from a hotel for disturbing the peace. he was reportedly booted out of a hotel from new york city after spending hours upon hours at the bar telling anybody who would listen what a great guy the north korean dictator is. sound familiar, steve? >>steve: you can't pin that on me. nearly $43 billion is being gutted from our military while $250 million is now being shipped over to egypt. skater john kerry says -- secretary of state john kerry says that money is to help foster democracy, but is now the time for this? let's talk to retired four-star general jack keane. i saw on the television yesterday sequester jester, it showed john kerry handing $250 million over to egypt right now in foreign military aid. where is that money going to go? >> i don't know what he's going to do with the money but egypt represents one of the most significant geopolitical challenges we're facing. the reality is this was a secular state run by a dictator. it is now a state becoming more and more dictatorial. >>ste
FOX News
Mar 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT
the dictator there. kim jong un. kim the younger who has ramped up his rhetoric to armageddon levels. dennis rodman's best buddy recently threatened to nuke washington and tore up the 60-year-old cease-fire that suspended the korean war. >> the north koreans are not going to achieve anything through these threats and provocations. and they are only going to further isolate the north koreans and undermine international efforts to bring peace and stability to northeast asia. >> the united states stands ready to protect itself and its allies. here we go again, "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt is here. we have heard about north koreans cutting off communication lines before. what's different this time. >> the hotlines that we velt with before dealt with issues such as humanitarian concerns. the shutting down of today's hotline was one that dealt with direct military-to-military contact between north and south korea for instance a statement read on state tv today said in part not words but only arms will work on the u.s. and the south korean pull put forces. the will of the army and
FOX News
Mar 1, 2013 3:00am PST
kim jong un. rodman is there filming "basketball diplomacy." >>brian: you know what kim jong un said? he believes it can bring our countries closer together. they hit it off. they had that magic. >>steve: can we live without him? >>gretchen: he's been out of the news for awhile. i think we can hand him over there for a couple of years. see if he can get something done. >>brian: we'll follow dennis rodman. also if we have time, sequester talk. no deal as of late. the deadline without lawmakers reaching a deal. at 11:59 tonight it will kick in. >> remember, large majorities of both houses of congress voted in favor of the budget control act knowing that if the debt-reducing super committee failed then sequestration was possible. that super committee did fail back in 2011 and fast forward to yesterday when congress adjourned for the weekend with no deal in place to avoid the automatic cuts that go into effect by midnight. republican senator lindsay graham said the white house and congress share the blame for what's coming. >> you've got one obligation that nobody in this body has. you'r
CNN
Mar 27, 2013 8:00pm PDT
dictator kim jong-un saying north korea is not a paper tiger. it wouldn't be smart to dismiss its provocative behavior as pure bluster. this is serious. and outfront tonight, matthew chance, on the island of pyeongyo pyeongyong. how big of a step is the move to server the military hotline? >> well, they've done that before. but it's still a pretty big step. there are more than a million troops facing up against each other across one of the most volatile borders in the world. and so there are very few channels of communications between those two militaries. so when one of them is severed like this, obviously increases the possibility of a miscalculation of a misstep that could potentially escalate into something more serious. and that's one of the big concerns now. there's so little trust between the two sides, so little opportunity for them to communicate and coordinate. that could lead to something very dangerous indeed, erin. >> matthew, some people might say what were the hotlines really used for if they were only for emergencies? maybe they weren't really used. maybe this isn'
FOX Business
Mar 28, 2013 5:00pm EDT
on a training mission over south korea. it is sending a very clear message to kim jong-un of north korea. mess with south korea and you are messing with us. tensions are soaring by the day on the korean peninsula, but will severe u.s. defense cutbacks hurt the missions like this one and inhibit our ability to harm our ennis. chris, welcome back to the show. first of all is that a fair characterization that's why we did that today? >> melissa, thank you. a pleasure to be with you this evening. yes it is a fair characterization much of what we do in terms of our military posture, deployment, exercises and operations is meant to send a signal and a message to our enemies. there are all kinds of things we can do short of combat to let our enemies know where we are. let's make no mistake north korea is our enemy. nobody understands why they do what they do. we can assess the behavior and and its impact and for sure it is destablizing to part of the pacific rim. part of our position to position bombers on the south peninsula where the north koreans are sure to see them. melissa: this is a show on mo
NBC
Mar 16, 2013 5:30am PDT
the missile defenses kim jong-un was warned don't even think about it. >> we believe this young lad ought to be deterred by that and if not he will be ready. >> it will be two to three years before the entire missile defense system in alaska and up and running and the $1 billion it will take to pay for it won't show up in the budget until sometime next year. >> once again, here is lester. >> erika, thanks. now to the new troubles for carnival cruises. passengers on a stranded ship are flying back home after their ship malfunctions in the caribbean. just one of the latest in a serious of mishaps tore the cruise company. gabe is at orlando international airport where some of those passengers will arrive later today. >> good morning. passengers of the carnival greem started streaming in friday and we expect that to continue this as they deal with a series of negative headlines. >> this morning some passenger that is flew back to florida on chartered flights are finishing their trip home. they have been standed since wednesday because of a broken back up generator. >> we were treated fabulous
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 10:00am PST
jong un a great friend, his best friend, a nice guy? doesn't that undercut pressure from the west? >> you know what, dennis rodman was a great basketball player, and as a diplomat, he was a great basketball player. that's where we'll leave it. >> as a diplomat, you have been a senator for decades. you have been your own boss. what's it like to coordinate and as some have suggested in the past regarding secretary clinton, take instructions on foreign policy from people in the white house who, frankly, don't have as much experience as you. this was a problem with your predecessor. >> i think -- there's lots of experience in the white house. please don't diminish that, number one. number two, i'm delight to work for this president, with the president and his advisors. it's a great team. the president has a terrific vision. that's what i came over here to try to reinforce is to really cement a community of action around common values, common economic interests, common security interests, and in europe, we did that, and in rome we made it clear how we would join together with respect t
MSNBC
Mar 13, 2013 10:00am PDT
to pyongyang. i was there on that trip, october 2000. what a trip it was. this was kim jong-un's father, predecessor. this was as time of great hope. >> i think we got quite far on that trip. we were in the middle of negotiations, and then the clinton administration left office. i am sad to say that the bush administration didn't pick up the hand of cards that we left on the table there. >> in fact, in talking to president clinton years later, he said he had two choices at the end of his term. one was to pick up on yasser arafat's officer to come to camp david and make a deal. that was december, and also of course to follow up on your initiative, to go to north korea and even normalize relationships, and there are real down risks. >> and it was a very confusing election, actually. there was a lot of confusion. >> what we see is a -- he's 28 years old, trying to impress the military. it's a show of force, but when i talk to top national security officials right now, they say they don't know if there could be an accident, a miscalculation, in cancelling the armistice, and it's always tens
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
when they look at north korea. they were hoping that the new leader, kim jong-un, who took over after his father died, would be more willing to work with the united states. but that is not the case. in fact, they have looked at the situation in north korea, and say that it really appears as though they are moving in the opposite direction, more bellicose, more isolated, so they are watching the country very closely. president obama, of course, has mapped out an ambitious second term agenda which includes immigration reform. a new gun control legislation. but a lot of people say that the situation in north korea, and also iran, could wind up dominating a lot of his second term. alex? >> okay. kristen, thank you very much for that from the white house. >> thank you. >> about ten minutes or so from now we're going to talk with congresswoman loretta sanchez. she's here in studio. she's of course a member of the homeland security committee and we're going to ask her directly how serious is north korea in terms of being a threat here to the u.s. homeland? >>> meantime, in less than an hour
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 10:00am PDT
. the north korean leader, kim jong un went even beyond what he had done before in using sexist, demeaning, colloquial language about the first female president of south korea who was just inaugurated. he seems to want to spark controversy there. and hamid karzai, the constellation of problems that the president faces in foreign policy. afghanistan, a huge problem with karzai behaving in such a way that it's going to inflame congress, if not the white house. it's awfully hard to keep saying well he's got domestic political problems. he is the -- he's the leader we have to deal with. but it's not going well. >> all of this is an illustration of it feels like it's particularly second-term issues with presidents. it's always something and no matter how much they want to sort of set out an agenda of the things that they want to finish up with their the world has this nasty tendency to intrude. and there were so many different multiple possibilities for headaches, all of which we're talking about. >> just the very fact that he is leaving for this trip is still going to get a lot of attention. a
CNN
Mar 21, 2013 2:00pm PDT
is that friend who can't keep a secret. the north korean dictator kim jong un just learned that the hard way. rodman told the british tabloid "the sun" that kim jong un's wife kept talking about her beautiful daughter during his trip there when he and kim became bffs. rumors of kim's secret daughter have swirled for a couple years but north korea never confirmed she existed. >>> now our sports lead. march madness is as much about big money as hoops. politicians here in d.c. are seeing dollar signs whether they filled out a bracket or not. the regionals of the ncaas will happen in washington blocks from the capitol. many polpoliticians are using t as an angle to hold fundraisers. the sun light foundation has gotten its hand on a few invites and says it costs from a grand to $5,000 to get into these events. i'm jake tapper. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. eastern think about the money that could be made off the munchies alone talking about the big business of marijuana. i leave you now in the able hands of wolf blitzer next door to me in "the situation room." >>> jake, thanks very much. happening now, b
CNN
Mar 19, 2013 2:00pm PDT
kim jong-un has been escalating his nuclear threats for weeks. >> let's go straight to our pentagon correspondent, bar practice starr. she has details. >> wolf, the concern is that kim's fiery rhetoric could become a reality that the white house has to deal with. the north korean video shows the white house in the crosshairs. the u.s. capitol blowing up. the latest messages posted by the north korean government online. a further sign of what the u.s. worries is an increasingly unpredictable kim jong-un, the north korean leader who threatened war with the united states and south korea. on cnn's "the lead," the president's chief of staff told jake tapper, the u.s. will be ready for any provocation. >> obviously the kind of antics and language we've heard, including what you just showed on your show here, are the kinds of actions that don't connote strength, but rather connote some kind of weakness and frankly, outlandish behavior. >> reporter: even before this video, the u.s. intelligence community had a grim outlook. >> the rhetoric, while it is propaganda laced, is also an indicator
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